1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. PlayerLync, app maker for the Denver Broncos, branches out to business users

      PlayerLync, app maker for the Denver Broncos, branches out to business users

      PlayerLync has added some new looks to its playbook, branching out to business analytics and training after making a name for itself with professional sports teams.

      The Greenwood Village-based company pioneered turning team playbooks for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies into interactive iPad video playbooks. PlayerLync’s technology is being used by half the NFL and by other professional sports franchises.

      PlayerLync’s technology allowed coaches to remotely update a player’s iPad with…

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    2. What makes Colorado startups unique?

      What makes Colorado startups unique?

      Everyone knows the mythology of the Silicon Valley startup. There’s even a TV show poking fun at the tech scene there.

      But are startups in Colorado any different?

      That question is part of what’s explored in this week’s print edition cover story published in advance of the Denver Startup Week celebration of the local entrepreneurial scene, which starts Monday.

      The answer from entrepreneurs, both relatively new ones and the serial ones, resounded yes. And when I’d ask how startups here…

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    3. Dish Network adds ex-Qwest executive to its board

      Dish Network adds ex-Qwest executive to its board

      Dish Network Corp. has expanded its board to bring on former Qwest president and COO Afshin Mohebbi, adding a director whose career is deep in telecommunications and finance. The Douglas County-based satellite TV company (Nasdaq: DISH) has been looking to break into the wireless telecom market, amassing a large trove of wireless broadband frequencies and having explored acquiring Sprint, T-Mobile and others.

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    4. Denver technology wages among the fastest rising in the nation

      Denver technology wages among the fastest rising in the nation

      The Denver area has the nation’s seventh-fastest growing tech industry wages, and one tech-friendly neighborhood where office rent is among the fastest rising in the country. A national report on U.S tech industry real estate markets recently released by Jones Lange LaSalle (JLL), the Chicago-based real estate firm, ranked the Denver area among the two dozen U.S. metro areas where growing early-stage companies predominate in the tech scene.

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    5. HomeAdvisor expands services with acquisition

      HomeAdvisor expands services with acquisition

      HomeAdvisor is branching out beyond home project recommendations to helping contractors manage their business operations, too. The Golden-based company acquired a majority stake in Mhelpdesk, a startup that makes online business management technology for home repair professionals, HomeAdvisor Inc. announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Fairfax, Virginia-based Mhelpdesk brings both technology and growing business to HomeAdvisor. Mhelpdesk, which employs 30 people in…

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    6. Colorado tech association launches foundation for STEM education

      Colorado tech association launches foundation for STEM education

      The Colorado Technology Association has started a nonprofit organization and funding programs to get more students technical education and ready for careers in technology. The Colorado Technology Foundation was formed in partnership with the Rose Community Foundation. The foundation has been seeded with $250,000 in funding commitments. Its mission is to connect technology companies in the state with educators and programs trying to improve science, technology, engineering and math education.

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    7. Comcast is fighting CenturyLink's Prism TV service, the telecom tells FCC

      Comcast is fighting CenturyLink's Prism TV service, the telecom tells FCC

      CenturyLink Inc. joined a chorus of companies telling the Federal Communications Commission this week that a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger isn’t a good idea. Its example? How Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. has sent letters urging Denver-area suburbs to resist easily granting Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink municipal cable TV franchise agreements that would let the telecom launch its Prism TV service and compete with Comcast.

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    8. TriZetto may go on the block; deal could be worth $3 billion

      TriZetto may go on the block; deal could be worth $3 billion

      TriZetto Corp., a Douglas County-based healthcare software company, may be put up for sale by its private equity owners, raising the possibility of another health care information technology player or private equity fund buying the company in a deal worth as much as $3 billion

      Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Wednesday that London-based private equity group Apax Partners is exploring the sale of TriZetto. Apax has tapped JP Morgan Chase to organize an auction, Reuters said.

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    9. Swiftpage selling software line, narrowing focus

      Swiftpage selling software line, narrowing focus

      Software company Swiftpage is selling one of its two lines of business software and will turn its focus to small business sales conversion technology.

      The Denver-based company signed a definitive agreement Thursday to sell its Saleslogix customer relationship management (CRM) software to New York City-based Infor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      The sale allows Swiftpage to focus on the software it’s best positioned to expand and attract clients to, said John Oechsle, CEO and…

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    10. Big names to gather for COIN Summit

      Big names to gather for COIN Summit

      Big names in U.S. business and technology will be among the speakers and delegates at the third annual summit of the Colorado Innovation Network being held Aug. 26-27. The invite-only event brings 275 attendees representing business and industry, nonprofits, research labs, academia and government to network and hear discussions. Organizers of the COIN Summit unveiled a lineup Tuesday that includes:

      Jeff Immelt, chairman & CEO, General Electric Co. Safra Catz, president and CFO of Oracle Corp.…

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    11. Video startup lands venture capital round

      Video startup lands venture capital round

      Rapt Media, a Boulder startup that makes online videos more interactive, added another $3.1 million in venture capital backing. The company, formerly known as FlixMaster, makes it possible to build links into the images of online videos, letting online viewers click to interact with the material. Boulder Ventures Ltd., based in Boulder, led the funding round, which brings the company’s total VC backing to $7.5 million. Rapt Media plans to use the latest funding to build up its presence in New…

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    12. IQNavigator sells part of business, shrinks payroll

      IQNavigator sells part of business, shrinks payroll

      IQNavigator recently sold a portion of its business that employs about 105 people, reducing the company’s payroll by nearly 25 percent but focusing it as a technology business.

      The Greenwood Village-based business sold its division that actively manages large companies’ non-employee workforces to MSX International, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      IQNavigator makes software to help large, multinational companies manage their contingent work forces — temporary employees, contract…

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    13. CenturyLink makes Denver a 'Gig city' with ultra-fast Internet offering

      CenturyLink makes Denver a 'Gig city' with ultra-fast Internet offering

      CenturyLink Inc. is moving to win the Internet speed wars in Denver, unveiling 1 gigabit-per-second residential service in some Denver neighborhoods starting today. A gigabit per-second is equal to 1,000 megabits per second (mbps), or 10 times faster than the highest speed CenturyLink has been offering for residential and small business accounts. It should allow movie and other media downloads to take seconds, not minutes.

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    14. ViaWest sold for $1.2 billion

      ViaWest sold for $1.2 billion

      Data center and colocation company ViaWest Inc. is being bought for $1.2 billion by Shaw Communications Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company. Shaw (NYSE: SJR) plans to keep ViaWest as a subsidiary operated from Greenwood Village. Nancy Phillips, a co-founder and CEO of ViaWest, and the rest of its current management team will continue to run the 350-employee company here. It will keep the name ViaWest.

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    15. EchoStar exec leaves to launch software startup

      EchoStar exec leaves to launch software startup

      EchoStar’s top technology executive has left the company to start a new business developing software products for corporations that struggle with creating customer-facing apps well or quickly.

      Mike Marcotte’s last day as EchoStar Corp.’s chief digital officer was July 19. Today, he’s a one-man shop, called Acumen Digital, working out of the Boulder office of Galvanize, a Denver-based technology school with offices and coworking space for startups.

      "Now I'll be a guy sitting at the end of…

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    16. LogRhythm clinches big VC round; IPO a 'possibility in our future,' says CEO

      LogRhythm clinches big VC round; IPO a 'possibility in our future,' says CEO

      Another Colorado technology company has landed a big infusion of venture capital that sets it up to become a big company and possibly go public. Investors Boulder-based LogRhythm Inc., maker of business cybersecurity technology, announced a $40 million round led by Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Riverwood Capital. Other investors included Adams Street Partners, Westminster-based Access Venture Partners, members of LogRhythm’s senior management and new investor Piper Jaffray…

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    17. Lockheed Martin Space Systems sees opportunities in British space efforts

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems sees opportunities in British space efforts

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has a new technology office in England and is looking to be part of the United Kingdom’s push to expand its space capabilities. The office at the new UK Space Gateway is an off-shoot of the London-based Lockheed Martin UK division of defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), which is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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    18. Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      About three dozen software industry members on Tuesday told Denver officials that taxing software sales in the city will hurt local tech industry job growth and is already scaring away businesses. In meeting convened by the Colorado Technology Association trade group in the wake of recent audits of Denver software companies, entrepreneurs urged City Treasurer Steve Ellington and city economist Jeff Romine to change the city’s interpretation of a 1987 code under which the city asserts nearly any…

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    19. The first class at Alex Bogusky's Boomtown accelerator unveils its ambitions

      The first class at Alex Bogusky's Boomtown accelerator unveils its ambitions

      Ambitions for companies at the Boomtown accelerator in Boulder were as a big as any a business might want to tackle, even if the companies are small. The startups goals include creating a smart dog collar, making keys obsolete, making print newspapers thrive on college campuses, automating the labor-intensive photo processing for social media, matching brands to product placement and endorsement opportunities across media, and helping everyone make a good first impression online.

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